Mount Washington State Forest

Address

143 East St., Mount Washington, MA 01258
Dogs Allowed

Details

Overview

The re-grown red oak northern hardwood forest of Mt. Washington State Forest offers more than 30 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking. Hike the South Taconic Trail to the 2,250 ft. elev. summit of Alander Mountain for a breathtaking view.

Hours

Sunrise to sunset

Parking

You may only park in the designated lot at the park headquarters on East Street.

Activities

A person walking through the woods.

Hiking

With more than 30 miles of trails, there's plenty to explore across Mt. Washington.
Campsite set up along the rugged mountain trails.

Wilderness (or backcountry) Camping

Download the map to see where Mount Washington's backcountry camping options are.

All Activities

  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking

Facilities

  • Grills
  • Picnic area
  • Restrooms

Services

  • Camping
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking & walking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking

Restrictions

  • No alcohol
  • No littering
  • No motorized off-road vehicles
  • No snowmobiles
  • Trash Policy Lug in/ Lug out

More info

Wilderness (or backcountry) camping

  • Camping is permitted year-round. Sites are available on a first-come-first-served basis. 
  • Limit up to 5 people at each site
  • Fires are allowed only at designated pits.
  • Leave No Trace outdoor ethics are strongly encouraged.

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